[Freedombox-discuss] Network effect
On 03/24/2011 01:51 PM, ian at churchkey.org wrote:
> On 03/21/2011 04:41 PM, Paul Gardner-Stephen wrote:
>> The challenge is to make it "grand-mother proof", and more than that,
>> actually attractive to a grand-mother.
> Just to pull one of these mentions out at random (sorry for picking on
> you Paul) my grandmother does tech support for most of my family. If we
> want to really build for people beyond our mailing list, we might want
> to avoid dismissing them with age and gender biases.
Thank you for pointing this out, Ian. I agree wholeheartedly.
It's not just about "people beyond our mailing list" either -- it's
about whether this mailing list *itself* wants to be "boys-only" or not.
I'm not a fan of boys-only spaces or of language that perpetuates them.
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